Tag Archives: League of Ireland

Ireland’s McGrath expands calls for betting reform to National Lottery

Michael McGrath, the Public Expenditure Minister for the Republic of Ireland, has called for a ban on private bookmakers taking bets on the numbers of the country’s National Lottery. According to the Irish Independent, McGrath is concerned that the National Lottery and Euromillions are undermined by bookmakers who offer similar products under their own brand names – a practice he …

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888 enhances sponsorship portfolio with Portuguese Grand Prix deal

Gibraltar-based online betting and gaming operator 888 has strengthened its international branding and marketing activities by incorporating the Portuguese Grand Prix into its sports sponsorship portfolio. 888 maintains a diverse presence in Portugal’s online gambling market – one of 60 sectors the firm operates in – offering a ‘well-regulated and safe gaming environment’ for bettors to enjoy slots, roulette and …

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League of Ireland – betting sponsorships an ‘internal matter’

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has introduced a ban on betting sponsorships, although this will not apply to clubs competing in the League of Ireland. Calls for a severing of ties between betting operators and sports clubs have been mounting in Ireland, with two of the country’s major sporting authorities – the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players …

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No mass gatherings casts doubts over Irish sporting events returning before September

Major sporting events across Ireland are to face further setbacks after the Irish government confirmed that all mass gatherings of over 5,000 people will be banned until 1 September. The new restrictions will impact the 2020 All-Ireland championships, the League of Ireland, racing festivals and a number of other sporting events. Issuing a statement, government sources have said that local …

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